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Donald Justice Biography | Author of Incident in a Rose Garden

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Donald Rodney Justice was born in Miami, Florida, in 1925 to Vascoe J., a carpenter, and Mary Ethel Cook Justice, both of whom had moved to Florida from Georgia in the early 1920s. His mother encouraged Justice's interest in the arts early in his life, providing him with piano lessons, and Justice has remained passionate about music and art throughout his life. In Miami, Justice studied with composer Carl Ruggles, one of the first professional artists he ever met, and poet George Marion O'Donnell, who taught him how to read poets such as Thomas Hardy in a new way. After earning his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Miami, Justice moved to New York City for a year before resuming his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a master's degree in 1947. Although enrolled in Stanford's doctoral program for a year...

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